Is the questioning of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales evidence that the Democratic Party leadership is finally scrutinizing the Bush administration? Or does it provide a useful illusion to distract from the Democrats' continued failure to raise questions about long-standing, deeper issues?
Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont Thursday morning
tongue-lashing to Gonzales: "Today the Department of Justice is
experiencing a crisis of leadership perhaps unrivaled during its 137-year
history," said the Vermont Democrat. "There's a growing scandal swirling
around the dismissal" of prosecutors, he added.
Question: Senator, townspeople all over your state of Vermont have recently voted for impeachment. Do you think that the facts and the constitution, not the politics, but the facts and the Constitution merit at least investigating Bush and Cheney for impeachment?
Senator Patrick Leahy: We have a great deal of investigation going on and you'll see Kyle Sampson, the Assistant to the Attorney General appear before my committee under oath on Thursday this week and I've already go the authority for subpoenas for many others. There's not going to be a lack of asking questions. Thank you. (Video is here)
But there is a lack of answering questions.
Gonzales is being taken to task for not answering questions; but he's not
the only one.
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